Daniel Fandino is a first year PhD student with the Department of History at Michigan State University. His research interests center primarily on on the study of U.S. – Japanese relations and the intersection of nationalism, popular culture and technology. Daniel is also the editor of the Popular Culture network for H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Online.

Daniel’s other interest include the history of computer and console gaming, pedagogy, podcasting, and Amercan fandom. His most recent work is a forthcoming chapter in the edited volume Virtual Tourism: Ghost Roads entitled “Remembering Fictional History and Virtual War in Eve Online.”

Before starting at Michigan State, Daniel lived in Tokyo, Taipei and Shanghai.



PhD. candidate in History, Michigan State University

M.A. in History, University of Central Florida

B.A. in International Relations with a Minor in History, Florida International University


Julian Chambliss, Bill Svitavsky, and Daniel Fandino, eds. Assembling the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Essays on the Social, Cultural and Geopolitical Domains.

Daniel Fandino. “Remembering Fictional History and Virtual War in EVE Online” In Virtual Dark Tourism: Ghost Roads.



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Building a vast shadow organization to create giant biomecha.

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